From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland(1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003.
Other descriptions can be found from other periods in various trade directories covering Berkshire from the early 19th century onwards from Berkshire FHS (members only) and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.
Further information about some of the churches can be found below:
- St James Finchampstead and St Mary and St John California. The church website has (in 2017) a virtual tour of the church, including a panoramic view from the top of the tower.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Finchampstead to another place.
- Finchampstead was in the hundred of Charlton
You can see the administrative areas in which Finchampstead has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Reading Central Library hold copies of:
- Chronicles of Finchampstead, Willam Lyon, 1895
- The monumental inscriptions of Finchampstead, Berkshire : a catalogue of the monumental inscriptions in the church and churchyard of St James with additional information from W. Lyons "Chronicles of Finchampstead" and the War Memorial situated a mile from Church / by O. K. Butchart, Church Archivist.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU790638 (Lat/Lon: 51.367777, -0.866566), Finchampstead which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Finchampstead was in the Wokingham Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.